The Check-In Conversation

Every organization wants more teams like their best teams. Every team leader wants their team to be one of the high-performers. And every individual wants to feel like they are a part of something special.

There’s a way to make all of that happen – and it’s as easy as a ten-minute conversation, once a week, about near-term future work. If you are a team leader, the key to turning your team from a good one to a great one lies in two questions:

What are you working on this week?

How can I help?

It’s that easy. But the solution to making your team members feel like you know what is expected of them, and what their strengths are, simply lies in asking each person those two questions, once a week.



  1. Stephan Betz February 21, 2018 at 2:02 PM - Reply

    I agree – after 36 years of abiding management plans that are unsupported by data or evidence, I find this one practice to be the most effective.

  2. HamdI KUCUK September 24, 2018 at 6:46 AM - Reply

    I am a project manager for 5 years. I’m starting to implement these techniques after today. Thank you so much

  3. keith webster November 11, 2020 at 3:52 AM - Reply

    I love this Marcus and we coach all our leader clients on this – amazing how this is the 1*conversation they dont do and should…..they love it and the opportunity is to make this a habit, for each and every leader. Thanks Marcus

  4. Jibrin February 26, 2021 at 8:48 AM - Reply

    I agree with this whole heartily. A great way of keep your team engaged and focused,

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